Two teenagers, one of whom was allegedly seen on video choking a 76-year-old woman during the robbery of a Kalihi convenience store, were turned over to Family Court, while police continue to search for more suspects in two separate robbery cases.
The boys turned themselves in to police Tuesday. Their names were not released by police since they are minors and the cases will be heard behind closed doors in Family Court.
A 15-year-old boy, who allegedly held Kalihi convenience store owner Ok Cha Kim in a chokehold on Monday while his accomplices emptied her cash register, was charged with first-degree robbery.
A 17-year-old boy, who was one of three people who allegedly robbed the same Kalihi store on Friday, was charged with first-degree robbery.
On Thursday, police arrested another 17-year-old boy in connection with the Friday robbery. He has not been charged.
Police said three suspects were involved in Monday’s robbery. The 15-year-old boy held Kim in a chokehold, while another took money from the cash register and the third suspect acted as a lookout, police said.
The same Gulick Avenue store was robbed Friday. Police said three suspects were involved. Initially, Crime Stoppers released pictures of two masked men who approached 74-year-old Yong Son Kim, the store’s co-owner, armed with a knife and a stick, and demanded money.
Anyone with information that can help police find the suspects is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 955-8300 or dial *CRIME from a cellphone.